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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213966
Last updated: 23 February 2020
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Date:02-AUG-2018
Time:10:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic C188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 188 AgWagon
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N5523S
C/n / msn: 188-0023
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Stearns County, Watkins, MN -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Litchfield, MN (LJF)
Destination airport:Litchfield, MN (LJF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
During the agricultural application flight, the commercial pilot noticed a loss of engine speed (rpm) after completing an application pass. He subsequently observed a decrease in engine oil pressure combined with an increase in oil temperature. As he returned for a forced landing to the corn field being sprayed, the oil pressure was about 7 psi. The pilot indicated that the engine was "coughing" at that point, and he decided to shut the engine down; the loss of engine power was not catastrophic. He subsequently landed in the field, and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

A postaccident examination revealed no evidence of preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation. Thus, the reason for the partial loss of engine power could not be determined.


Probable Cause: A partial loss of engine power for reasons that could not be determined because a postaccident examination revealed no evidence of preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20180804X43811&key=1
https://www.google.com/maps?oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari&um=1&ie=UTF-8&fb=1&gl=us&entry=s&sa=X&ll=45.3831914,-94.4083206&z=13&ftid=0x52b4fcc01820eaf7:0xffe4fc1f2bc95dbb&q=17838+Co+Hwy+2,+Watkins,+MN+55389&gmm=CgIgAQ%3D%3D&ved=2ahUKEwjQtt-Zjs_cAhXKHTQIHakmAnYQ8gEwAHoECAoQAQ

FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=5523S

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Aug-2018 19:49 Geno Added
02-Aug-2018 20:02 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
12-Nov-2019 17:49 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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